Date presented in the National Drug Report 2017 of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), an EU agency, show that over the last year Albania has consolidated its position in the European drug market. In last year’s report, the EMCCDA stressed the growing role of Albanian cannabis producer and main transit […]
The Greek police has today dismantled a cannabis trafficking gang directed by two Albanians of 24 and 26 years old. The police has arrested the two leaders, as well as 8 other Albanian and 2 Greek suspects. Two other Albanians are at large. 1.5 kg cannabis, a gun, 12 cell phones, and €8,000 were seized during […]
Unexpectedly, the chief of the secret service, Visho Ajazi, accused of being in the camp of former Prime Minister Sali Berisha, resigned, allowing his deputy, proposed by Prime Minister Edi Rama. With this action he has made any possible resistance of President Meta unnecessary, as well as any attempt of the so-called united opposition to […]
Public Radio International correspondent Nate Tabak travels along with a police unit tracking down marijuana plantations, while also stealing bread from local farmers.
While Prime Minister Edi Rama had promised to receive very high grades from the European Commission for his battle against drugs and organized crime, both the drugs and the know-how about their cultivation and trafficking appear to continue to be a successful export product. UK In the UK 23-year-old Albanian illegal immigrant D.S. was arrested for managing […]
In a report released on Sunday, the head of the Attica Security Police Drugs Prosecution Department, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, declares that Albania is the largest cannabis producer in the EU
Prime Minister Edi Rama is preparing to announce in the coming days for the third time in three years his great victory over drug cultivation and drug trafficking in Albania. Just like in 2015 and 2016, the announcement of the Prime Minister will be accompanied by large LCD screens projecting the “numbers” from the Guardia […]
Little Albania has become the largest marijuana supplier in Europe. How serious is the government's "war against the drug mafia"?
The coordinates for the operation were been given to the police chief, Saimir Rrustemi, directly from the Ministry of Interior Affairs. In the light of a street lamp, he goes through the prints once again: Google Earth satellite imagery, wooded mountain ridges, and yellow needles on it. It is just after four at night, and Shkodra, the largest […]
Director-General of the State Police Hako Çako once again reminded police officers today of Prime Minister Edi Rama’s message that the main focus during the coming period will be the investigation and seizure of the assets of drug traffickers. During a meeting with the central and local directors of the police as well as the […]
During a meeting of the Anti-Narcotics Task Force, Prime Minister Edi Rama called 2017 a successful year in the fight against cannabis, even though not a single criminal organization has been dismantled, and only lower-level drug traffickers have been apprehended. Their bosses, however, and their wealth, would become the next target of the government’s actions. […]